Death in the Channel: ‘My wife and children said they were getting on a boat. I didn’t hear from them again’
The human stories of some of the 27 who died attempting to cross from Farnce to the UK
According to his friends, Harem Pirot was an excellent swimmer. In the summer of 2019 he and a neighbour Anas Muhammad set off from their home in the Iraqi Kurdistan town of Ranya to nearby Lake Dukan, a popular picnic and boating spot.
“Harem was a really good person. He could swim well in deep water,” Anas said yesterday. “Our families knew each other well. A great guy. He was 25.”Continue reading...